Buddy's going barefoot for now. After pulling/loosing his shoes last week, he chipped up his feet so bad that our farrier didn't think Bud had enough foot left to tack a shoe onto. He said he could try, but suggested we wait about a month till he's next out for some of the other horses. Since we don't have a show coming up and the fact that I'm going to be on vacation for a week, I said ok and we left Buddy barefoot.
He's been ok walking on the gravel and I've seen him trotting out in the field looking sound. I got on today to see how he was in the sand arena and he was sore. Not horribly so, but not right. I'm going to ride a little bit each day to see if he gets better.